from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something old, especially a song that was once popular.

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  • n. something or someone old
  • n. a song or record from a long time ago

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a song that was formerly popular


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  • According to Powers, if you want something campy, you may want to go with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which she calls an "oldie but a goodie."

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  • Bonny, I was not one of those lovers of what we call oldie goldies.

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  • Here's a golden oldie from the crusty old bag Ferraro:


  • He led the most rhythmically and texturally complex work on the program, the Double Concerto for Piano, Harpsichord and Two Chamber Orchestras (1961), a golden oldie from the days when Mr. Carter was fascinated with music for multiple ensembles that moved independently, though simultaneously, sometimes (but not always) interacting.

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  • Or, perhaps that great Grass Roots oldie from the 60s, “Where Were You When I Needed You.”

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  • Andromeda Spaceways - This isn't a new magazine by any means-it's one that I'd classify as oldie, but goodie.


  • In music, an "oldie" might have been recorded in the 90's.

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  • You know something is an "oldie" when it has an acronym that people assume you know.

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  • When Danish retailer Netto set up three "oldie" supermarkets, where at least half the staff is over 50, absenteeism went down and customer satisfaction up.

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  • This thing was actually co-written by Mike Love, which probably explains why it doesn't sound anything like what the Beach Boys were doing at the time (it sounds more like an "oldie" than Pet Sounds).

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